Advance Band 5 Staff Nurse -Critical Care

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£32,466 to £39,521 a year HCAS inclusive per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Candidates must already hold the Step1 National Competency Framework for Registered Nurses in Adult Critical Care) and are ready to enrol into the North Central London Qualification in Specialty (MSc credits if already holding BSc) for May 2023

University College London Hospitals (UCLH) is one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation situated in Central London close to Leicester Square, Oxford Street and Camden.

Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels.

Main duties of the job

We have 52 adult critical care beds in four critical care units on three sites.

University College Hospital (UCH) has a large general adult ICU mostly taking emergency patients from the ED and general wards (working closely with our 24/7 outreach team), as well as tertiary referrals from across Britain and abroad. Two other highly specialised critical care units take patients undergoing complex thoracic, head & neck, urological and gastro-intestinal surgery, while the Grafton Way ICU primarily takes haematology patients.

The UCLH Critical Care Team is committed to research, development and innovation and quality improvement to improve health outcomes and to enhance patient and staff experience.

Development pathways for Band 6, Band 7 and Band 8 roles are clearly laid out and supported.

See the video link to find out what it is like to work with our team -

About us

Our Band 5 Critical Care Staff Nurse pathway comprises:
  • Access to North Central London Qualification in Specialties (NCL QIS) Adult Critical Care Course (60 MSc or BSc credits). Course fees will be fully funded with 50% study leave granted (subject to a 9-months contractual tie-in post completion).
  • Support from the in-house Education Team to complete the nationally recognised 'Critical Care Steps' Competency Framework
  • Rotations across General Adult, Post-surgical and Haematology CCUs
  • Preparation for job application to Band 6

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse Part 1, 2 or relevant section of the register


  • Relevant Teaching course (FO)**
  • NVQ assessor (FO)**



  • Proven 12 months post-registration working (within the last year) in an adult Acute Care setting caring for (the minimum) level 1 patients
  • Passed Foundation gateway Level (FO)



  • Communicates effectively verbally, in writing and in electronic formats

Personal And People Development


  • Demonstrates evidence of professional development in line with KSF, maintains updated Portfolio
  • Demonstrates an awareness of the role of facilitator
  • Demonstrates evidence of ability to educate others
  • Reflective in Practice



  • Demonstrates understanding of principles of Clinical Governance, e.g. Risk Management, audit & quality

Provision of care to meet health and wellbeing needs


  • Articulates reasons for desire to work in this clinical areas

People management (FO)**


  • Experience in mentoring junior staff/students

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Grafton Way Building



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